Artefacts

The history of ISDT through it’s memorabilia, medals and badges

Library

I am now collecting all the printed materials scattered across articles into one sequential list on its own page to enable easier access for research purposes.

Speedtracktales Library

Trophies

Photo of the International (now World) Trophy which was awarded up until 1948 which is the premiere prize of the event awarded to the Trophy Team of each nation entered.

The Trophy was originally presented to the Federation International des Clubs Motorcyclistes (FICM) by the British Cycle and Motorcycle Manufacturers’ and Traders’ Union Ltd. and was originally intended to be awarded to the best national team riding motorcycles manufactured in that same nation. The original trophy was replaced with a new challenge award in 1949 consisting of a George III Antique Silver Cup and Cover then being passed to the FIM on its formation. Eventually the principle of home nation manufactured motorcycles was dropped, probably about the same time the British Motorcycle Industry fell to its knees and lost its dominance in the UK.

Photo - FIM World Trophy (image courtesy of FIM)

Photo – FIM World Trophy (image courtesy of FIM)

Photo of the International Trophy along with the three other trophies awarded at the ISDT.

The International Silver Vase
The Silver Vase was originally provided by subscription of the national federations who made up the FICM on the instigation of the Royal Dutch Motorcycle Federation (KNMV). It was open to teams of four riders who could ride machines of any national origin. As with the International Trophy, the Silver Vase trophy was replaced in 1949 by an Antigue Silver George II Cup with Cover. Later on in the time of the ISDE the Silver Vase award was changed to become the World Junior Vase and is a team competion aimed at younger aged riders.

Image - Photo of the Silver Vase of 1949, now renamed the Junior Trophy (image courtesy of FIM)

Image – Photo of the Silver Vase of 1949, now renamed the Junior Trophy (image courtesy of FIM)

The Adolf Hühnlein Trophy
The Bowmaker Trophy

Medals

An undated medal seen on eBay in 2012 was sold in Czechoslovakia. It is a blank that is not engraved there is no information on the sale who this was awarded to and other than the FICM name its date is restricted to before the formation of the FIM.

FICM gold medal (Front) for the ISDT - providence unknown

FICM gold medal (Front) for the ISDT – providence unknown

FICM gold medal (rear) for the ISDT - providence unknown

FICM gold medal (rear) for the ISDT – providence unknown

The below medal is the Gold medal awarded to P H Alves who was on the British Trophy Team. In 2012 friends of PH Alves started to help to distribute his motorcycling momentos with major awards going to the National Motorcycle Museum and other items such as this medal from the 1953 ISDT.

Photo of PH Alves’s GB Trophy Team Gold Medal from ISDT 1953 (from Speedtracktales collection)

Photo of PH Alves Gold Medal rear with engraved details – ISDT 1953 (from Speedtracktales Collection)

Silver Medal (front) of V Nedvidek ISDT 1963

Silver Medal (front) of V Nedvidek ISDT 1963

Silver Medal (rear) of V Nedvidek ISDT 1963

Silver Medal (rear) of V Nedvidek ISDT 1963

Photo of a set of bronze, silver and gold medals by American rider Jim Hollander (Pic Courtesy Jim Hollander http://www.hotgrips.com)

Jim Hollander’s International Six Day Trial medals – Silver in Czechoslovakia in 1972 on a 125cc Penton. Bronze, 2nd Silver, and a Gold medal on the Rokon 340cc automatic

Photo of Malcolm Smith’s ISDT Medal cabinet

Undoubtedly not only one of the ISDT’s greatest riders Malcolm Smith may be one of the sports most legendary riders with many wins and successes in Enduro events in the USA. Based in the US his company Malcolm Smith Racing became one of the leading suppliers of accessories and clothing to the sport across the world. Hopefully somebody in the US will one day be able to supply a clearer image of this great collection of medals.

ISDT Silver Medal

Photo of front of USA rider Dave Randall’s Silver Medal from the ISDT 1973

Photo of rear of D Randall’s Silver Medal from 1973 ISDT

Photo of front of Z Nowicki’s gold medal maybe European Championship series medal rather than ISDT

Photo of rear of medal

Photo of ISDT 1979 Silver medal front

Event Souvenirs

Pin Badges

ISDT 1950

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 25th ISDT 1950 Wales (courtesy of Speedtracktales collection)

Lapel badge 25th ISDT 1950 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Lapel badge 25th ISDT 1950 (Speedtracktales Collection)

ISDT 1953

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 28th ISDT 1953 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1954

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 29th ISDT 1954 Wales (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1955

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Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1955 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1956

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1956 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1957

Photo - Keyrings ISDT 1957 ( Courtesy eBay)

Photo – Keyrings ISDT 1957 ( Courtesy eBay)

ISDT 1958

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge ISDT 1958

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge ISDT 1958 (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1959

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 34th ISDT 1959 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 34th ISDT 1959 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1960

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge ISDT 1960 Austria (courtesy eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge ISDT 1960 Austria (courtesy eBay)

ISDT 1961

Photo - Souvenir lapel badge ISDT 1961 (Courtesy eBay)

Photo – Souvenir lapel badge ISDT 1961 (Courtesy eBay)

ISDT 1963

Photo souvenir lapel badge ISDT 1963 ( Courtesy eBay)

Photo souvenir lapel badge ISDT 1963 ( Courtesy eBay)

Photo of official Souvenir Pin Badge of the 38th ISDT 1963 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of official lapel badge ISDT 1963

Brian Catt’s 1963 souvenir Badge!

Photo - Badge ISDT 1963

Photo of CZ Souvenir lapel badge ISDT 1963 (courtesy of eBay)

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Photo of MZ souvenir badge ISDT 1963 Zschopau in Czechoslovakia

ISDT 1964

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Photo of Souvenir Pin badge ISDT 1964

ISDT 1965

Photo - Original 40th ISDT Isle of Man (Courtesy eBay) ISDT 1965

Photo – Original 40th ISDT Isle of Man (Speedtracktales Collection) ISDT 1965

Lapel badge 40th ISDT 1965 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Lapel badge 40th ISDT 1965 (Speedtracktales Collection)

ISDT 1966

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 41st ISDT 1966 Sweden (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Enamel Lapel badge of ISDT 1966

This Badge was unearthed by Brian Catt for us, many thanks Brian.

ISDT 1967

photo of event Lapel Badge ISDT 1967

Treasured item from Brian Catt’s Attic!!! thanks Brian.

ISDT 1969

Photo of

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 44th ISDT 1969 W Germany (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1971

Photo - Lapel badge ISDT 1971 (courtesy Museum of eBay)

Photo – Lapel badge ISDT 1971 (courtesy Museum of eBay)

ISDT 1972

Photo of Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972

Photo of Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972 (courtesy eBay)

Photo - Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972 (speedtracktales collection)

Photo – Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972 (speedtracktales collection)

Photo of Green Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972  (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1972 pin badge

Photo of Blue Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo - Keyfob ISDT 1972 (courtesy eBay)

Photo – Keyfob ISDT 1972 (courtesy eBay)

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Photo of Day 5 Blue Pin Badge for 47th ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1972 (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

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Photo of Yellow Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 47th ISDT 1972 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo - Souvenir Keyring ISDT 1972 ( Courtesy eBay)

Photo – Souvenir Keyring ISDT 1972 ( Courtesy eBay)

ISDT 1977

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 52nd ISDT 1977 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the 52nd ISDT 1977 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

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Photo of souvenir lapel badge of the ISDT 1977 Czechoslovakia (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1978

Photo of Souvenir Pin Badge of the ISDT 1978 Sweden (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1979

Photo ISDT 1979

Photo lapel badge for 54th event in West Germany ISDT 1979 (courtesy of eBay)

ISDT 1980

Photo of pin badge for ISDT 1980 (image courtesy Squadra Regaloritá Club France)

Anybody looking to start or complete a collection of ISDT badges can often find badges on eBay most often from Eastern European sellers check what’s currently on sale here

Manufacturers Promotional Material

Team Equipment

Whilst browsing eBay recently I stumbled on a service offering to restore wax cotton jackets, amongst their carefully selected before and after samples was this example of a British Team Barbour International Suit Jacket from the ISDT 1966

ISDT Great Britain Team Barbour  introduced in the 1930's and used well into the 1970's and now a retro classic fashion item on every high street

ISDT Great Britain Team Barbour introduced in the 1930’s and used well into the 1970’s and now a retro classic fashion item on every high street

Image of British Team Jacket Patch badge at ISDT 1975 (Courtesy of the Sven Olsen ISDT collection)

13 thoughts on “Artefacts”

  1. Brian Catt said:

    How do I send you additional pics? I have quite a few more to add to the collection!

    • iPø∂i$†å said:

      Brian

      If you have a drop box account I can use that or you can email them here but if you are sending loads a fre drop box account is better or I also use Microsoft Skydrive which lets you set up groups to share images I have one for STT set up already if you have an account

      • Brian Catt said:

        If you give me an e-mail address, I’ll send you stuff as I have time to sort it out.

  2. Barry Brown said:

    I have a strange medal or medallion on a gold chain in a box that I got from MOTOKOV in Montreal 30 years ago. It is marked ISDT 1972. Can I send you a picture? I would like to know more about it. Thanks for a great site.

  3. I have quite a few pins which my father collected thru the years, when he was the President of the Canadian Trophy and Vase team. Are there any collectors out there???

  4. Is Helmet Claussen still around???

  5. Brian Catt said:

    Helmut “Speedy” Classen is alive and well in the USA as far as I know.

  6. Linda & Joe said:

    Was searching for Malcolm Smith website, and found yours instead. Interesting website. My husband & I met Malcolm when he came to El Escorial, Spain for ISDT & he was a member of the USA Bultaco team. We also helped & worked with the team the following year at Isle of Man, then at Czechoslavakia, and USA Massachusetts. I collected MANY pins, badges, various motorcycle ISDT souvenirs for 4 years. Is there a market for these items now? Who would I contact? Thank you. Linda

  7. Hi,if anyone is interested I have lots of stuff relating to olga kevelos dating to the 40s / 50s ,it came out her old family home in Birmingham .I have some really interesting items.

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